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Old 06-23-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I had a job interview at a small non-profit this afternoon that I thought went very well - the interviewer really seemed to like me, I had all the experience she was looking for, etc. In fact, it went well enough that I really thought that she might offer me the job on the spot. Then she said that they still had to interview a few other candidates and that she didn't know how long it would take to make a final decision.

I got home, sent a thank-you email, and was just about to send a handwritten thank-you note as well when I decided to skim job postings on Idealist and saw that the job had been re-posted. So now I'm in limbo - is this pretty much a sure sign that I didn't get the job, or is it common for job posters to keep advertising for resumes just in case?
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Don't read into it too much. Protocol. Thank you note, continue looking for work, and follow up. There's no way to really know.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I don't know what Idealist is, but I wonder just how fast a job could be reopened. Maybe they put in the request before your interview.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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I think they turned you down. It's very unprofessional not to send a rejection letter, but unfortunately, many companies don't care. There's still a chance that they may hire you, but I think it's over.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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Where did you see the reposting?
If on thier website, they may keep it posted for a set period of time or they decided your not the person. As for a rejection anything, it's only a few hours, what do you expect!
If it was on another site, it could have been a delay or picked up posting.
But seriously, have a bit of patience.
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Old 06-23-2010, 04:33 PM
 
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I had a job interview at a small non-profit this afternoon that I thought went very well - the interviewer really seemed to like me, I had all the experience she was looking for, etc. In fact, it went well enough that I really thought that she might offer me the job on the spot. Then she said that they still had to interview a few other candidates and that she didn't know how long it would take to make a final decision.

I got home, sent a thank-you email, and was just about to send a handwritten thank-you note as well when I decided to skim job postings on Idealist and saw that the job had been re-posted. So now I'm in limbo - is this pretty much a sure sign that I didn't get the job, or is it common for job posters to keep advertising for resumes just in case?
Yes, it happened to me and I was pretty mad. Mine was after 3 interviews and a "We will DEFINTELY call you back" I never heard from them again.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Below (in red).........I DON'T THINK SO!! I have no patience with people who have NO consideration for my "job searching".

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Where did you see the reposting?
If on thier website, they may keep it posted for a set period of time or they decided your not the person. As for a rejection anything, it's only a few hours, what do you expect!
If it was on another site, it could have been a delay or picked up posting.
But seriously, have a bit of patience.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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It's no wonder that people who turn 62 are applying for their SSI (retirement) instead of waiting til the later age for the higher amount!!
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:08 PM
 
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I would be pretty surprised if they actually made a decision about you AND got the ad reposted on any website within just the few hours that you saw it. I think it is more likely that they paid for a 'self-renewing' ad that reposts with a new date every day or week, automatically.

Even if this is an indicator that they rejected you, send the thank you anyway.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Buffalo, trying to leave
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What's a stamp cost now? 46 cents? If that's what you like to do after interviews, go ahead.

I personally think that just email is fine. It's kind of standard at this point, but if you feel that that sets you apart do it!

The fact is that you never know why that happened, and you may never. Just act like you never saw that and hold your breath.
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